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Miss River, New Orleans, LA

Miss River

4.6
4.6
1140 Reviews
$30 and under
Regional American (Southern)
Acclaimed New Orleans Chef Alon Shaya writes his love letter to Louisiana at Miss River.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 48 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Regional American (Southern), Unspecified, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (504) 434-5701
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Aleksandre Nadirashvili
  • Neighbourhood
    Central Business District
  • Cross Street
    Poydras St.
  • Parking Details
    Valet
  • Public Transit
    Canal St.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,140 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

1,140 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The oysters and the crab both lacked flavor. Needed more seasoning

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  2. Malibu

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite restaurants in the city. The food is prepared with care and the chef and her skills are phenomenal. The waiter, paul, was polite and beyond courteous. This is one of those places that when you walk in you can actually feel how pleasant and nice the atmosphere is and that's because everybody loves their jobs and it shows.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and definitely great service! I’ll definitely be going back..

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had my birthday dinner here and absolutely loved it. The staff went above and beyond to make it special. The food was delicious and the service was exceptional.

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  5. AmyR

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing experience at Miss River! From appetizers to dessert, the food was outstanding. We chose regional dishes that were prepared with uniqueness and creativity. Ryan, our main server made helpful suggestions and was a pleasure. Every server we interacted with extended a high level of hospitality and professionalism making it a special night. We will recommend it to our family and friends.

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  6. LaurieK

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for brunch. The avocado toast looked beautiful, but was just okay. My husband got the $85 brunch! The Bloody Mary’s were good, but he needed to drink a few more to get his money’s worth. lol

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  7. Charles

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I had brunch. The food was delicious. We even had music playing in the dining area. Our server was the best. He made great suggestions for the meal we ordered. He didn’t rush us.

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  8. RegularChicagoDiner

    Richmond

    158 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    158 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Becoming one of our places on each NOlA visit. Great originality across a deep and varied menu. Excellent wine list but by the glass selections are exceptional in quality and breadth. Adjacent bar has award winning martinis and more of the top notch service. Makes a great evening.

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  9. Carla

    New Orleans

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants in New Orleans! The food is always on point, friendly staff and perfect cocktails. I go as often as I can!!!

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  10. workdinner

    New Orleans

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, food was delicious and arrived timely, and had an overall great experience!

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  11. CoryC

    San Antonio

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing cuisine! New Orleans has tough competition and this will be one of our regular spots moving forward. Service and atmosphere are top notch as well. Highly recommend ⚜️🙌🏻

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  12. pattinola

    New Orleans

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was exceptional! Everyone was lovely and helpful. The setting is beautiful. Food great! Ready for another visit.

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  13. NOLA

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food is very overpriced for the flavor quality. The side dish of red beans & rice and the vegetable curry were too salty. The redfish courtbullion was a good portion but slightly fishy tasting. The menu is too limited to not be outstanding. There are far better options in the City of New Orleans for this price and most are significantly less expensive.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was fine. Not four seasons quality, but okay. Food was decent but not at that price. Also - warning - the autograt was BURIED inside the food items on the ticket. Good try guys

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  15. RandyL

    Mississippi

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the whole fried chicken. Service and food were excellent.

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  16. Russell

    Greater Boston

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and amazing cocktails! Went for both brunch and dinner; food, service and cocktails was amazing both times! Get the oyster Patty!!

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  17. LeAnnG

    Austin

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the entry to Miss River to the dessert it was one of the finest and most enjoyable evening’s ever. Make time for this wonderful experience when you’re in New Orleans.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience across the board. The meal I choose was 10/10! I’ll be back.

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  19. Karen

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and drinks were overpriced. Food not worth the price. Not enough of a selection. Bar is nice but a gin and 7 up on the light side was 17.00.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lilly was our server and she was amazing! She went above and beyond to make sure that we had a good experience. I’d return when I’m in town again.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. Would have been helpful to have a gluten free menu or to have GF items marked

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  22. SabrinaT

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again great food and service! The King Cake was delicious!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect, totally recommend to visit this place

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  24. RemaB

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was mediocre at best which was disappointing. But the service was fantastic.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone and everything was amazing!! Sweet and attentive service! The Blue crab starter was amazing!! 10/10

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  26. Cess

    New Orleans

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The gumbo is so delicious and my husband loved the oxtail. Matt was a fantastic server. My only complaint you used to get complimentary yummy sweet potato rolls and we did not get those, but that might be because it is Mardi Gras weekend,

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  27. MelissaofNOLA

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stellar and well worth your time. Can’t wait to return.

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  28. SaraM

    West Palm Beach

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you love a good espresso martini you must try their flaming espresso martini! The boudin is served with homemade crackers that are delicious!

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  29. AmyK

    New Orleans

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The brunch menu was very impressive with lots of choices. The avocado toast with egg was perfect for a lighter alternative and the service was even better. Michael made sure we had a wonderful dining experience. This is one of my go to restaurants in the city and it never disappoints.

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  30. LisaB

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Whole fried chicken was fabulous! Gumbo very good as well as citrus salad. The bread is worth the price. Yummy!

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  31. AmyB

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and cocktails are outrageously over priced. I ordered a salad and a poboy that were $20 each. The waiter suggested the “express lunch” since both of the items were on that menu. The menu is $45, I pointed out that it was $5 more expensive and he acted surprised and puzzled. Umm…this guy peddles the same menu day after day and doesn’t know the prices? Unlikely. The ambience was really fun and lively since it was Mardi Gras, but I won’t ever go back. I hate being ripped off.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    That sweet potato brioche bread was OUTSTANDING. Everything tasted great and it was a beautiful brunch ambiance!
    Miss RiverResponded on February 8, 2024
    Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your outstanding review. We are so grateful that we were able to provide you with a memorable dining experience and the quality service we strive to offer our guests. We hope you join us for more Sweet Potato Brioche again soon. Sincerely, Nicholas Owen, Director of Food and Beverage

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  33. WendyN

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about the restaurant was wonderful. Our server, "Q" was fabulous! She recommended and provided great answers to every question we had! Her personality was what made her stand out to us! We were a party of 4, celebrating a birthday and she made it memorable. Please recognize her, we appreciated her service and making our night outstanding!

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  34. DrMrsRo

    New Orleans

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We attended lunch on the Friday the Krewe of Cleopatra had their pre-parade lunch. The atmosphere was very festive and fun. There was a DJ, great service as always and good food.
    Miss RiverResponded on February 8, 2024
    Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your five-star review. We are so grateful that we were able to provide your krewe with a memorable dining experience and the quality service we strive to offer our guests. We hope to celebrate Carnival Season with the Krewe of Cleopatra for years to come. Sincerely, Nicholas Owen, Director of Food and Beverage

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brian was absolutely amazing and made me us feel really special through out the night! We definitely be back for the yummy food but for him too! Thanks Brian! Hair Nerds Studio
    Miss RiverResponded on February 8, 2024
    Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your "amazing" review. We are beyond grateful that we could create a special experience for you. We agree, Brian is a huge asset to our team - we will relay your generous compliments. We look forward to your return. Sincerely, Nicholas Owen, Director of Food and Beverage

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  36. Nafanua

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's been a month since I came, and I am still talking about Miss River. I had to come back and write a review. Food, service, ambiance - absolutely perfect and worth every penny.

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  37. Pcolaswimmom

    New Orleans

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Miss River never disappoints. The clay pot wild rice takes comfort food to another level. Loved the red snapper entree as well.
    Miss RiverResponded on February 8, 2024
    Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your five-star review. We are so grateful that we were able to provide you with a memorable dining experience and the quality service we strive to offer our guests. We hope you join us for more Clay Pot Dirty Rice again soon. Sincerely, Nicholas Owen, Director of Food and Beverage

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  38. Jeff

    Houston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Way overpriced, food was bland. Worst fried chicken I’ve had in a long time. Had high hopes since we love Shaya but this was a let down. Wouldn’t return.
    Miss RiverResponded on February 8, 2024
    Hello Jeff, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review. We are so disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your dining experience. If you have time, I'd like to connect directly and try to make things right. Please reach out to me at nicholas.owen@fourseasons.co m. Sincerely, Nicholas Owen, Director of Food and Beverage

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chris was a prince … patient and kind with two picky eaters !
    Miss RiverResponded on February 8, 2024
    Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your five-star review. We are so grateful that we were able to provide you with a memorable dining experience and the quality service we strive to offer our guests. We agree, Chris is an asset to the team and we will make sure to share your compliments. We hope you join us again soon. Sincerely, Nicholas Owen, Director of Food and Beverage

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We seemed to be on the tail end of Sunday Brunch and the waitstaff treated us like we were holding them up.

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FAQs

Miss River is rated 4.6 stars by 1140 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 48 times today
Google Map for Miss River

2 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Poydras St.
  • Neighbourhood
    Central Business District
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Regional American (Southern), Unspecified, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Valet
  • Public Transit
    Canal St.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Aleksandre Nadirashvili
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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